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President Obama released a statement after learning of the recent earthquake and tsunamis that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The President offered his condolences to people who have lost loved ones and said the United States stands ready to offer assistance.
President Obama said, "Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to the people of Japan, particularly those who have lost loved ones in the earthquake and tsunamis. The United States stands ready to help the Japanese people in this time of great trial."
He continued, "The friendship and alliance between our two nations is unshakeable, and only strengthens our resolve to stand with the people of Japan as they overcome this tragedy. We will continue to closely monitor tsunamis around Japan and the Pacific going forward and we are asking all our citizens in the affected region to listen to their state and local officials as I have instructed FEMA to be ready to assist Hawaii and the rest of the US states and territories that could be affected."
You can read the President's complete statement here.